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Linkin Park: Meteora -- Music Review

  Ok, so what have I been listening to for the past 24 hours, in addition to Audioslave? Meteora! And lots of it! I managed to get my hands on the CD and Linkin Park has managed to grasp my music lovin' balls. Yes, to put it bluntly, this CD has me by the balls. Every time I listen to it, I ask myself if this CD is better than the original? Is it? I don't know, I can't decide. On one hand, unlike the first CD, which I've listened to for months and months (and still listen to), every track on Meteora has its own distinct sound. Whether it's "Faint" and its more upbeat and fast paced instrumentals, or "Breaking the Habit" with its more melodic and apologetic lyrics. Not to mention, its more laid back, easier on the ears, mellow sound. 

  On the other hand, the CD is barely 40 minutes long in length -- spanning only 12 audio tracks (13 if you count the thirteen-second intro). Though, of course, the CD still packs a serious punch of energy -- it's energetic as the first was, and even more addictive. Chester Bennington's voice is as loud as can be and Mike's lyrics remain as smooth and catchy as can be. Lastly, much like the first album, Meteora's second to last track is exclusively made by Joseph Hahn (LP's D.J.). On a side note: personally, I hope Mike Shinoda does a little solo project with Jo Hahn, sometime soon. I bet they could churn up a pretty good record.

  Meteora's most notable tracks include: 

  • Faint 
  • Don't Stay 
  • Nobody's Listening 
  • Lying From You 
  • From The Inside 
  • Numb 
  • Somewhere I Belong 

Lyrics: 8.7
Instrumentals: 8.8
Enjoyability (tilt): 9.3

Overall: 9.0

3/23/2003 Arnold Katayev

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